JIM BUSS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Jim Buss Believes Lakers Already Have 'Perfect Number Of Young Guys'

The Los Angeles Lakers are hoping their lottery pick remains in the top-3 so it won't automatically be conveyed to the Philadelphia 76ers. But there is some doubt as to whether the Lakers would like to keep the pick or trade it away for a proven player. “Right now, I think our young guys are the perfect number and we will add solid veterans,” said Jim Buss. The Lakers' young...
Via RealGM
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Phil Jackson may offer to coach Knicks

Ever since he took over the job as president of the New York Knicks, many have wondered whether Phil Jackson would ever step down from the executive’s office to coach the team. It seems like there is some chatter of that actually happening. ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne wrote a story on the Knicks and Phil Jackson that published Monday. The story talks about Derek Fisher’s tenure...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Jim Buss continues to say some crazy things but at what cost?

By Joseph Nardone The Los Angeles Lakers are something, right? Not only from a historical perspective, but in the sense that we always expect them to bounce back from disastrous seasons and develop a roster with at least a few stars roaming the hardwood. Then again, all of those thoughts subconsciously placed into our craniums over the years feel so yesterday — or, at least, in...
Via Crossover Chronicles
August 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Lakers reportedly tried to bring Yi Jianlian back to the NBA

By Darryn Albert These days, former No. 6 overall pick Yi Jianlian is 30 years old and a punchline in NBA circles, widely considered to be one of the biggest draft busts of all-time. Ever since the Milwaukee Bucks selected him in the lottery over Joakim Noah in 2007, all Yi did was bounce around four different teams in five seasons, averaging 7.9 points per game and 4.9 rebounds...
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Jeanie Buss: Brother Jim will step down if Lakers don't make deep run within two seasons

By Larry Brown Lakers fans complaining about the way Jim Buss runs the team may finally get their wish. Jeanie Buss, Lakers president and part-owner, said on the radio that her brother will step down if the Lakers do not make a deep run in the playoffs over the next two seasons. Jeanie, who spoke with KPCC on Thursday, is holding her brother to a timeline he set for the team...
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 03, 2015  |  Discuss

PHOTOS: Jim Buss’ daughters hang out with Harry Styles, One Direction

via The Sun Being the daughters of Lakers owner and executive Jim Buss has some serious perks, such as Kobe Bryant giving you a shout out on Instagram (“I’ve watched them grow from babies to young ladies.”) and having Phil Jackson and Jeanie Buss as your uncle and auntie. There are other advantages, too, such as hanging out with British boyband One Direction. During their...
Via Lakerholicz.com
September 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Jim Buss Scared Kevin Love From Becoming A Member Of The Los Angeles Lakers

Kevin Love to the Lakers? Apparently not. Jim Buss looks to have prevented that!
Via CLNS Radio
August 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Lakers interested in Roy Williams?

Could head coach Roy Williams be headed to the Lakers? After the news that James McAdoo was leaving for the NBA, mostly it seems because he just got married to UNC volleyball player Lauren Adkins, it felt like tranquility was coming back to the North Carolina basketball program. Alas, leave it to the Los Angeles Lakers to give the ABC’ers and the doom & gloom Heels fans something...
Via isportsweb.com
May 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Lakers Owner Jim Buss Releases Recording of Him Saying Complimentary Things About Black People, Top Free Agents

Los Angeles Lakers owner Jim Buss is heard saying very positive things about black people in a recording released today. It is believed the recording was released by Buss himself. “I know that some people in the NBA in my position don’t feel this way — and it’s more than Donald Sterling, although I won’t say who,” Buss says in a conversation with someone who sounds like...
Via Sports Pickle
April 27, 2014  |  Discuss

The reason Jeanie and Jim Buss missed the Lakers’ annual team photo shoot

Yesterday was one of the worst Lakers team photos of all-time. Kobe Bryant looked pissed, Jordan Hill was late and no Buss family member was in sight. Many people wondered where Jeanie and Jim Buss were at the time of the photo being taken, though it seems that both of Jerry’s kids had pretty good reasons to miss the event. According to ESPN Los Angeles’ Ramona Shelburne, both...
Via Lakerholicz.com
March 21, 2014  |  Discuss
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